Chickpea Casarecce Pasta with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chimichurri

Chickpea Casarecce Pasta with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chimichurri

Post sponsored by Barilla. See below for more details.

When it comes to pasta in the winter, I tend towards pasta with
cream sauces or loaded up on cheese. It’s a hold-over from all
those snowy days in the Midwest. However, now I occasionally opt
for something I can throw in the car for a road trip or work day.
That’s where this pasta comes in with a little help from Barilla
Chickpea Casarecce.

Roasted sweet potatoes, or not.

I recently asked my three-year old why he decidedly didn’t
like sweet potatoes anymore. His answer: they taste like garbage.
When I posted this on Instagram, there were quite a few people who
agreed with him. So, this section is for those people.

Swap out the sweet potatoes for roasted squash or roasted
cauliflower for the cooler months. During the summer months, you
can bet that I’ll be making this with smoked tomatoes and sweet
corn.

Chickpea Casarecce Pasta with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chimichurri

Batch it: Chimichurri

Chimichurri is one of those sauces I batch make because if I’m
going to spend time making it, I’m going to make a lot of it. I
use it on grain bowls, tacos, eggs, soups, and pasta (like in this
recipe). You can make quick work of this sauce with help from the
food processor, but I typically just use a knife to chop
everything.

Chickpea Casarecce Pasta with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chimichurri

Barilla’s Chickpea Casarecce Pasta

As I mentioned before in the recipe for broccoli pesto
pasta
, I love the shape of this Chickpea Casarecce from
Barilla. I also love that it’s only one ingredient but cooks up
like traditional pasta (holiday it’s shape really well!) While I
went with an extra saucy pasta last time, I wanted to showcase the
versatility with this dish that’s a bit more pasta-salad than
dinner dish. It’s the perfect pasta to pack-away for a work or
picnic lunch. You can find all four varieties (Red Lentil Penne,
Red Lentil Rotini, Chickpea Rotini and Chickpea Casarecce)
on Amazon.

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Chickpea Casarecce Pasta with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chimichurri

Disclosure: This recipe was created in partnership with Barilla.
All thoughts and opinions are my own. It’s content like this that
helps me keep this site running to provide the vegetarian recipes
you see every week.
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